July activities

What’s keeping you busy in July?

##The headlines hitting our media are SMRT inquiry, City Harvest Church saga, high profile sexual scandals, Euro 2012 Spain and Olmpics. Fortuately, our kids have less prominent activities.

The kids can scale a TALL artificial Rock wall (not because Spideyman 3D is here).
On 21Jul, Bedok CC will have a Rock climbing event !

–> Spiderman can register here  http://therockschool.sg/trcc/

Maybe kids have been fascinated with Transformer, want your kids to have a go at building a robot? Below photo is from RoboLabs, a company that provides Creative Robotics Training for kids age 6 and up. We definitely need a robo-cleaner to sweep and mop our house.

–> Dr Tony Tan (President) did say we need more R&D scientists.

Blogger Daniel wants some volunteers to #CookForFamily. We cook, we bond, then we blog about our family experience.  Kids place their tummy-faith on Daddy’s French toast! (Photo taken early Sat morning when Daddy is supposed to be snoozing, thus the no-makeover style)

–> If you are interested, join 100 others at Twitter Hashtag #CookForFamily or register here.

If you do not want eggs, maybe Flowers (Gardens by the Bay) can seduce you?

Meanwhile, you can expect Daddy to throw more flowers and mist and landscaping at you 🙂 Read our Gardens power

Last but not least, 2012 Singapore Blog Awards. Daddy look forward to meeting up with more bloggers face to face. We are top ten under Parenting category. The theme is “SuperHeroes“, but do not expect Daddy to wear red underwear outside and take the MRT!

Admist all the bells and whistles, Daddy always believe bloggers have a social responsibility, to bring awareness to issues and the less fortunate.

1. Adam met with a mishap, leaving him handicap, but his mother is picking him up again. Salute! When we complain about our lives, there are always someone less fortunate out there,  whose voices are not even heard. Daddy wish our community will be more inclusive.

2. Hair For Hope. If you wish to donate hair or money for a good cause,
contact Daddy at –> SengkangBabies_Helpdesk

He is still looking for Botak buddies on 28th Jul.

Finally, everyone love Monopoly yes? We got three boxes to giveaway, please wait for our blog on Sunday. No one has gone-to-jail yet since our box is still sealed.

ps.. if Daddy forgets to mention any sponsors or events, please pardon him.
He is not a full time blogger :p

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** Our blog are finalists in 2012’s OMY’s Singapore Blog awards, thank you for loving and supporting our blog 🙂

Singtel’s Home without Walls photo contest

Through “Home without Walls” photo contest, SingTel aims to inspire Singaporeans to connect with their families and forge stronger bonds with their loved ones.

To bring families closer together, the “Home Without Walls” Open Category photo contest encourages Singaporeans to submit photo entries under the following four themes relating to precious family moments with various members that make up the family:

– Father Figures (Fathers)
– Grand for a Reason (Grandparents)
– Mum’s the Word (Mothers)
– Just Kidding (Children)

View the gallery here –> http://www.homewithoutwalls.com/

Remember this photo? Danny Santos had captured our kids back in May.

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The photo contest is open to all Singaporeans and submission is done through the SingTel FaceBook page (dated 27Jun entry). Photographs can be taken with any camera, including mobile devices.

Participants are encouraged to share the story behind their photos by a caption of not more than 140 characters on what the photo represents. You can summit up to twelve photographs.

Contest ends on 5 August. The Grand Prize winner for the Open Category contest will walk away with S$2,500, and the individual winners for each of the four category themes will enjoy S$500 in cash prize.

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Good luck, and have fun taking more family portraits 🙂

Gardens by the Bay opening

Whether you are riding on the Singapore Flyer, swimming at Marina Bay Sands’ infinity pool or driving along East Coast Parkway, you will be able to spot Gardens By the Bay‘s (滨海湾花园) iconic structures like the SuperTrees, and the conservatories (Flower Dome and Cloud Forest).

Costing a cool $1 billion and spanning five years, Singapore’s latest Gardens for the people was officially opened last Friday. And we are telling you the night lightings and ambient is totally different from the day. The SuperTrees glow ! (pun intended).

We arrived on Sat afternoon, to be greeted by “Insects.” The performers don grasshopper, Ladybird backpacks, and kids were encouraged to pick up the loose balls.

Has Spring arrive in Singapore, nope, it is still 33 degrees :p

Grab your tripod along. There are so many vantage points to capture your family portraits.

This is one Garden build for families to enjoy.

As NDP is carrying out their rehearsals every Sat till 09Aug, you can see a lot of actions in the sky. The F15s Eagles were LOUD !

SengkangBabies is proud to Marina Bay’s amBAYssador, it gives us extra privileges at the Gardens 🙂
Gardens attractions are mostly free, except for the two conservatories and skyway. Do drop by Gardens homepage for pricing.

We started with Cloud Forest, as we have seen the cool waterfall and mist from news ,and other bloggers’ postings. Enjoy the spray of mist as you are welcome into another world, 100% different from humid warm Singapore.

The man-made waterfall seems to be cascading from a green mountain, we need to start from storey six and walk down the “mountain”. You will be mesmerized by the cascading waterfall. Someone say Cloud Forest resembles
Jurassic Park’s “Lost World”, we Love it !

As you follow the spiraling pathways downward, the glass wall allows you to peek out at neighbouring icons like Singapore Flyers and Marina Bay Sands.

The plants and landscaping are supposed to be the highlights in the dome, but Daddy thought the glass wall is an important feature. From any corner, you can just look up and be amazed at the amazing reflections.

Love the green reflections off the “mountain”! You do not realised how tall are the walkways unless you purposely try to look down. When you look up from the base, the feeling is surreal, you just conquered a scenic mountain 🙂

Six storeys, Six stories. Each floor offer another page to explore. Crystal mountain offers stalagmites.

Kids will learn about how our earth is coping with rising sea level, global warming etc. Will mother Earth still be around in 100 years? Will Singapore be submerged because the melting ice at both North South poles are raising the sea levels?

What happens when Earth’s temperature raised by another 5°C degrees in the next century? Kids will be exposed to the environment issues facing us today. The 3D projections at 5°C is Cool!

We pop inside Gardens by the Bay’s concept room, to find out more about Garden’s designs and functions.

Peep behind every window to discover another awesome sight !

We quickly pop into Flower dome, as time was running out. The conservatories and Skyway normally stop visitors from 2030 onwards. As we have visited Flower Dome at last Nov’s preview, we quickly headed to the central area to take more photos.

Outdoor, we headed back to the SuperTrees. Did you notice the yellow pathway linking the Trees? this is OCBC’s skyway, and day-entry fee is $5, L-O-N-G queue! You must make this your first stop at Gardens !

The SuperTrees will be illuminated in the evening. You must see it yourself to soak in the ambient. We can imagine the cool breeze if we are walking on top ! From 1945 to 2000, you can expect Laser shows too.

As we bid the Gardens good night, we notice more cars are streaming in. Gardens will close at 0200, in case you are in the mood for romance.

Thank you Gardens By The Bay, and Marina Bay for the invitation ! One day is definitely not enough to explore the Gardens. Daddy is confident the Dragonfly will agree with your tagline “Where Wonder Blooms!

Follow this link for our preview of Flower Dome last Nov ( Day and Night offer different perspectives). More Flower photos are available at our fanfage.

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** Our blog are finalists in 2012’s OMY’s Singapore Blog awards, thank you for loving and supporting our blog 🙂